Seat with a view - one single bench sits on the edge of the park
Dudley Page Reserve is one of the parks in Sydney that I like to think of as a hidden gem. It doesn't show off, and it's mostly just flat and green. Yet over the years it's become a hot spot for tourists to stop and take happy snaps. The reason being? It gives off arguably one of the best views of Sydney's skyline.
A flat expanse leaves views unrestricted
The park sits in the residential area of Dover Heights, where million dollar houses are given their price tag due to their spectacular views over Sydney harbour. The residents of Dover Heights are more often than not the only visitors to the park, besides from the tour groups, which makes visiting pleasant due to easy parking and little crowds.
A simple playground sits on the edge of Dudley Page Reserve
The park contains a small playground, a child-sized bike track, and workout equipment. A couple of benches are littered here and there, and dogs must remain on their leashes, but other then that, the expanse is filled with an abundance of greenery.
Arrows mark the direction on the child-sized bike track
Over the past few years, the park has hosted New Year's Eve celebrations, with 2,500 tickets made available closer to the event. No BYO alcohol is allowed, but food and drinks are available for purchase, with toilet facilities brought on-site - as the park has none of it's own. For more details, contact Waverley Council.
Sunset from Dudley Page Reserve
But for me, this park is most beautiful when visited in the afternoon, just in time to witness the setting sun. I recommend grabbing a pizza (Gelbison's in Bondi do a good take-away), and sharing the moment with someone special.
Where: Military Road, Dover Heights.
Why: Stunning views
When: All day, but best at sunset.